Monday, March 15, 2010

Pagsanjan Falls

Pagsanjan Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the Philippines. It is locally known as ‘Magdapio Falls’. Its wonderful cascade is approximately 91 meters high. Behind the falls is a cave worth exploring.

The only passable route to this famed falls is through the Bumbungan River of Pagsanjan, Laguna. To reach the Falls, tourists shall ride the traditional Filipino boat or banca for a fee. These boats are manned by skilled boatmen or bangkeros who have mastered the awesome current of the river. Tourists may wander under the falls and explore the cave behind the falls while riding a bamboo raft. The Falls is also known to treat visitors as they get ‘massaged’ under the falls. The base of the falls is a natural pool great for swimming and diving. Shooting the rapids is another exciting treat, as tourists rapidly descent downstream passing approximately fourteen rapids.